Personalized Learning & Capstone in Action
Day 1: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 8:30AM-2:30PM
Location: The Chrysalis Center, Hartford, CT
Day 2: Friday, May 18th, 2018 - 12:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Toyota Presents Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT
This is a Free Professional Development Program
Personalized learning and senior year Capstone experiences are uniquely suited to work together to achieve important STEM learning outcomes for students. If you currently have, or are considering adding, a Capstone course to your high school curriculum, you will benefit from this two day professional development session from the learning specialists at EdAdvance’s Skills21. Skills21 has a National Science Foundation supported Capstone course which can serve as a model for any district that wants to apply its lessons learned. The STEMStarter Capstone program focuses on promoting entrepreneurial traits in students and increasing STEM career interests.
Day 1 (April 3rd) will be focused on professional development that will allow teachers and administrators the opportunity to explore the Skills21 approach to personalized learning, challenge based lesson design, and the Skills21 Capstone curriculum.
Day 2 (May 18th) of the workshop will give participants an opportunity to interact with students that are currently enrolled in this course during the 2017-2018 school year and then actually be a judge for these same projects as part of the 2018 Student Innovation Expo Fest. This judging experience will also provide an opportunity to interact with Trackpad, our customized platform designed to facilitate the judging and assessment of Capstone projects.
Participants will receive:
- One day of PD with experts on personalized learning and challenge based learning
- One day of hands-on PD at Expo Fest
- Access to the Skills21 Capstone Course
- Access to the Capstone video series that documents the milestones of the course over the course of a year
- Meet students and teachers that have taken/taught the Skills21 Capstone course
- Attend and judge Skills21 Student Innovation Expo Fest (with judge honorarium)